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learn how you can help at new jersey state parks reopened today including several beaches after lawmakers approved a budget four days late. governor chris christy faced intense criticism after photos showed him sun bathing on a state beach. he had ordered closed during the budget standoff. google wants to clear the air. the tech giant that mapped the world's roads to help drivers get from a to b now wants to make your commute healthier. john blackstone has the story. >> in oakland, california, the google cars that collect maps and photographs of city streets, have also been collecting air.
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measuring pollution, block by city block. >> these are sampling gasses like ozone, no 2, co-2. >> chief scientist with acuma, built the sensing equipment added to google street view cars. >> you see the traffic. you see the streets. see air pollution. that data is uploaded to the internet in realtime. >> the result is a detailed map that shows where the air is most polluted. >> this hot spot is around 100 meters up the road. persistent over a year. >> in the future this technology could provide city maps that show pollution levels in the same way we now see traffic jams on smart phones. >> this suggests if i walk down one block in the city here, get halfway down the block, the air will get worse. >> exactly. you could also take this data and give a biking route, or a walking route, or a, or a rut to school. where you would minimize your exposure to pollutants.
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>> we have ability to really make that pollution visible to everybody. >> steve hamburg is with the environmental defense fund which helps pay for the pollution mapping project. he says detailed pollution maps could even impact real estate prices. >> you don't right now know what you are buying. this will make it transparent. that puts more pressure again. fix the problems. >> a technology that makes visible what is now mostly invisible. when it comes to air pollution, what you can't see can hurt you. john blackstone, cbs news, oakland. today, more than 15,000 people celebrated america's 241st birthday by becoming new citizens. there were more than 65 ceremonies across the country. 76 people took the oath at thomas jefferson's monticello home, near charlottesville, virginia. proud moment for them, by contrast, some young citizens face an uncertain future because their parents are undocumented. a florida woman made it her job to protect them.
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here is manuel bojorquez. >> reporter: for norah sandigo, friday night means play time with the kids. >> one of my children. >> reporter: her children are from so-called mixed status families. the kids are citizens, born in the u.s., but the parents are undocumented immigrants. many facing the threat of deportation. there are hundred of thousand of them in immigrant communities, like homestead, florida. where sandigo has done something remarkable. she has become the legal guardian, not just for this group, but all of these. each of these files represents one child? >> one child. >> how many do you have here? >> 1,029. >> 1,029. wow. >> uh-huh. >> sandigo spend every day
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fielding calls from worried parents looking to sign over legal guardianship in case they're deported. >> nobody knows where they go. nobody think they have a roof, if they are eating. this room is -- for food. >> the she can't house all of them. she helps provide basics and collects toys to give away to the children and their family. while the obama administration deported some parents, it is estimated more than 100,000 u.s. born children lost a parent every year. sandigo is equally critical of the new president's aggressive policies. >> this is not a political issue. this is just -- humanitarian issue. they are american citizens. and they need help. [ speaking spanish ] >> gracias. amen. >> she has two daughters. taken in teenagers whose parents were deported to colombia. what's it look to be without your parents? >> it's really hard. yeah. i was so, so much -- it's -- it's been a year. >> she is helping guide them
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through the high school years. hoping their family can eventually reunite. and that others won't be separated. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, homestead, florida. coming up next, why would a company pay good money to have a bear rip its product to shreds? later, for the winner, a 27,000 calorie lunch. ♪
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not so much on other teen things. few things are as scary as seeing a bear wandering through your neighborhood. but a company in the west is putting some of those bears to work in quality control. here is carter evans. >> reporter: when it comes to grizzlies versus garbage can most are no match. and these particular bears are some of the best in the business at tearing thing as part. are some better product testers than others? randy gravette helps tempt bears to break into containers at the grizzlies and wolf discovery center outside yellowstone national park. >> when bears get into unnatural food sources it is bad for bears and bad for people. >> the eight resident grizzlies were brought here because like these bears they got too
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comfortable foraging for human food. park naturalist, tutt fuentevilla. >> once they have one interaction where they decide a food was easy, and seemed safe, then they're going back to the food source. >> reporter: problem bears are often euthanized or relocated. here their unnatural skills are put to work. this grizzly named spirit loves to open coolers while the 600 pound bear uses the cpr method to pop a garbage can. for $500. companies can find out if their containers can stand the test to the delight of those who come to bear witness. >> he kept managing to move that thing around until he cracked it right open. >> now you know which cooler you might bring with you, huh? >> yeah, the white one. >> products that survive a 60 minute mauling can be sold as bear resistant, but not all are successful. >> doesn't look so good. >> no. no.
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see the styrofoam. >> even this steel trash locker was no match. >> just ripped the hinges off. >> right off. >> when you first started. 10% of the containers were passing the bear test. >> now 65. >> the manufacturers are getting it figured out. ultimate goal is to been fit the bears out in the wild. >> saving bears, one coole at a time. carter evans, cbs news, yellowstone. still ahead -- a fireworks show turned dangerous.
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there were no injuries. the top athletes from the world of competitive eating were in new york's coney island today for the nathan's hot dog eating contest. 73-year-old richard lefevre its the spam eating champ. and a number one kale eater. kale its not a hot dog. joey chestnut won the title for the tenth time, downing 72 franks and buns in ten minutes. up next, descendants of the founding fathers bring the declaration of independence up to date.
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♪ it's hard to believe that a bold declaration by a brand new nation would have even more relevance nearly 2 1/2 centuries later. but america is always changing. striving to meet the ideals of the founding fathers. ♪ john trumball's painting declaration of independence shows thomas jefferson presenting the first draft to congress. the document signed by 56 men in 1776. >> we hold these truths to be self-evident. >> that all men. >> are created equal. >> 241 years later. >> we. >> mutually pledge to each other. >> our lives. our fortunes. and our sacred honor. >> the portrait was brought to
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life by descendants of the signers. an evolution of america's colorful palette gathered together by the company ancestry. we met three of them. >> my name is shannon lanier, sixth great grandson of thomas jefferson. >> andrea livingston, eight great granddaughter of phillip livingston. >> when you see the new picture, new image. picture of diverse people. black, white, hispanic. native american. little built of everything. asian. that's more representation of what this country. >> andrea livingston is half filipino and learned she is a descendant of one of the signers. >> it is a point of pride. but i think we have a long way to go. the idea that they were creating the ideas that they were putting into words, we still need to --
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strive to make those ideas real. >> laura murphy is livingston's new found cousin. >> anything is possible in this country. if we can -- build some connection to our history, it may give us a greater degree of compassion and empathy and humanity which is what i think the country need right now. >> but that phrase, all men are created equal, what does that mean to you? how does that resonate with you today? >> it is a powerful statement. that, i still don't think rings true to a lot of people in this country. they don't feel that. sometimes i don't feel that. certain environments. but i think it is something that we can strive for. it is something that we can as a country tie to work hard to get to. >> we are so many different people. we look so different. we are so different. but we are -- all the same at the same time. ♪ ♪ that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a
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bit later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano. hi, welcome to the "overnight news." i'm demarco morgan. nuclear threat from north korea reached an alarm new england level. cbs news learned u.s. officials believe all indications are that north korea did test launch an intercontinental ballistic missile. the rogue regime claims the missile had the range to hit the united states. independent scientists say it could have reached alaska. now, new efforts are underway to diffuse the threat. russia and china are proposing north korea should stop all nuclear and missile tests. while the united states and south korea stop all military exercises. that would in theory open a window for all parties to talk, and avoid war.
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ben tracy is in beijing. >> the threat from north korea got more serious. joi kim jung un said his goal is a nuclear tipped intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the united states and he may be one step closer to making that happen. north korean state television gleefully announced what it called an historic event. it claims kim jung un oversaw a successful test of this intercontinental ballistic missile. it is calling the hosong 14. with range of 4,000 miles capable of hitting all of alaska, but not the continental united states or hawaii. during 11 missile tests this year, north korea demonstrated its growing capabilities. at a military parade this spring, it showed off missile canisters believed to contain icbms. still not known if the regime has been able to miniaturize a nuclear warhead to fit top of
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the weapons. >> the claim that it is a major victory. >> an expert on nuclear weapons policy. are we at a point where it is really more about containment? >> there is no way north korea will abandon nuclear weapons in the near term. denuclearization in the near term is impossible. >> in his tweets, president trump said, perhaps china will put a heavy move on north korea. and end this nonsense once and for all. china main not be so willing to help. it is furious at the united states after a u.s. navy warship passed within 12 miles of an island in the south china sea, china claims as the territory. the u.s. is selling $1.4 billion worth of weapons to taiwan, further angering beijing. the chinese government is now calling for restraint and wants the u.s. to start talking to north korea. china is unwilling for further sanctions. if the regime fails, could have
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nothing to lose and led to war on the peninsula. >> president trump took aim at north korea leader on twitter, asking does this guy have anything better to do with his life. the launch comes days before, president trump meets leaders at the summit in germany. >> the president was briefed latd last nice on north korea's ballistic missile launch. day early, president trump soak with president xi, about the weapons program. according to the new york times, president trump told the chinese government the united states is prepared to act on its own in dealing with north korea. but the white house's official statement on the call, said that the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized korean peninsula. the once warm relationship
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between the two presidents has chilled as north korea continues its push for nuclear weapons. yesterday, russian president vladamir putin hosted president xi in moscow. putin is set to meet with president trump for the first time friday. still unclear if president trump will address russian meddling in the u.s. election or continued sanctions on russia. yesterday, the kremlin said its patience with the u.s. is running out. >> people in new jersey got a chance to enjoy the fourth of jaw lie holiday on reopened state beaches and parks. governor chris christy and democratic law makers reached a late night budget deal yesterday. and the agreement comes a day after christy was spot lounging with his family on an empty state beach he ordered closed while residents gravitated to other beaches. the governor at his official summer residence. that did not stop a wave of criticism up and down the jersey shore. >> bill is long overdue,
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reforeign minister that will have lasting impact on new jersey residents. >> republicans and democrats struck a last minute budget deal monday night. it calls for an everhaul of the largest health insurer and exchange of $300 million in democratic spending priorities. >> this is the betts budget that we have had in ten years. >> even as the budget stalemate came to an end. governor christy continued to face questions over his decision to spend time during the long holiday weekend. >> shame on those people who wanted to make this as if we were taking advantage of something. >> christy and his family had almost ten miles of beach all to themselves as the result of the partial government shutdown. >> be very clear. that is our residence. we have a right to be there. >> thought it was insensitive and tone deaf. >> lieutenant-governor, running to replace christy. >> people can't use the beach. >> on twitter, christy said, 119 of the 130 coastline were unaffected by the shutdown. >> he was on the beach for 45 minutes and back in troen that day. >> this barrier carried a blunt message for the governor. get the hell off the beach.
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jab at his warning in 2011 ahead of irene. >> christy should be ashamed. his own beach. >> christy whose job approval rating sunk to 15% according to one recent poll was ridiculed on line. his image was photo shopped into movie scenes and used as a reminder of the bridgegate scandal. >> another example of the politicians caring more about themselves than about us. >> the cbs "overnight news" will be right back.
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watermelons are classic fourth of july treat and summer favorite. few know a kind of watermelon that is juicily slice of american history. martha tichner got a taste and a lesson. >> reporter: don't tell nat bradford. that a watermelon. >> nice one. >> reporter: is just a watermelon. not only is the bradford watermelon. >> cheers. >> reporter: the sweetest. juiciest watermelon. you have probably never heard of. trippy. let alone, eaten. very juicy. >> uh-huh. >> looks good.
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>> reporter: its back story is pretty juicy too. in the sandy soil of sumter county, south carolina where generations of bradford, harvesting 30 to 40 pound babies for something like 170 years. >> i came across this book from 1865, i'm reading that there is these ancestral melons that are the most sought after melons. i go down this list. brad for is one of them. >> reporter: until then, nat had no idea that the bradford watermelon was so sought after that it was famous once. its seeds in high demand and that organized gangs, set out to steal them. >> you had people with guns. standing out by watermelon patches. >> according to the tv series, the mind of a chef, farmers poisoned certain melons. >> and it was not at all unusual to read newspaper stories of entire families being poisoned by watermelons that they had
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themselves poisoned. >> and there is another hazard. >> always want to roll them back and take a look. >> black widow spiders. love hiding under nice warm melons in the field. dangerous spiders aside, the reason you can't buy a bradford watermelon at your local supermarket is that unlook its commercial cousins it has got a thin skin. which means -- it doesn't travel well. >> careful. >> so it was forgotten. and it was thought to be extinct. >> i grew them as a kid. and i sell 100 watermelons a year. and you know, make $500 off of it. >> rediscovering their history convinced nat. in 2012, to give up his landscape architecture practice, move become to the family home, and grow watermelons for a living.
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>> i had this tremendous family gift. >> can you handle it? >> what am i going to do with it? his first decision to let nature help him grow his water met lons without using pesticides or irrigation. >> we'll save about the top 5% of the crop for seed melons. >> reporter: the most perfect ones that were sturdy enough genetically to thrive whatever the summer's weather conditions. how many seed in a melon? >> these are 400, 450. >> per melon. >> per melon. >> for matt bradford, growing watermelons about growing water, a life giving miracle which is why he founded a charity in east africa, watermelons for walter. >> the watermelons can take contaminated water we can't drink. and biofilter it. store it in beautiful green,
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4 1/2 gallons of juice in a 40 pound fruit. tremendous. >> last summer, with the help of his five kids, nat harvested 2,500 heirloom bradford melons. some he saved for seeds. some he sold for eating. at $20 each. the rest, he turned into pickles, from his grandmother's recipe. walter melon brandy. and watermelon molasses. >> tastes like guinness. >> it does. wife betty has begun making, believe it or not. watermelon beer. >> is there anything in this family that isn't made out of watermelon. [ laugher ] >> there have been bradford in this part of south carolina since before the revolutionary war.
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>> this is the house that i grew up in. and the land that is around us is something that i am attached to. when i grew up, we knew everybody around us. and there was that sense of community. i want to make sure that that gets passed down. as well as the watermelon. >> in nat bradford's mind, the one breeds the other. >> the cbs overnight news will be right back. best friends share everything protection. every year, kids miss 22 million school days due to illness. lysol disinfectant spray kills viruses that cause the cold & flu. and since lysol is the only disinfectant with box tops, you can earn cash for your school with every purchase. lysol. what it takes to protect.
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a young bull riding star is looking to get back on top of the sport. last year, 19-year-old, jess lockwood named rookie of the year and became the world's number one bull rider. then he was hurt by a bucking bull. that threw him off and stomped on him. here is mark strassmann. >> this guy, rides, so far beyond his 19 years. [ cheers and applause ] >> let's go! >> jess lockwood says let me have it. >> does not give up the that was a great ride. >> jess lockwood, went into lockdown mode. he has made it to 8 second. all he need to do. >> 8 second. that's how long a bull rider hopes to hang on with one hand. >> jess lockwood, your winner. >> can't get it, really excited, or too timid during the ride.
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because that would go bad both ways. pretty much like dancing. whatever he does you, got to count act with the same move. and, same speed. >> for the past year, jess lockwood has been dancing professionally with 2,000 pound of muscle. and at 19, he has already one of the best bull riders in the world. >> jess lockwood is going to light it up. >> lockwood won his first elite competition before he graduated high school. >> big time stuff right there. from the rookie. >> as he wracks up wins. >> your champion in new york city, mr. jess lockwood. >> the sport's greats realized they're watching someone special.
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>> the kind of guy that, comes along, maybe once a generation. there is not really anybody in jess's league, especially at 19 years old. >> reporter: lockwood is touring the country posing for photos and riding high in front of more than a million fans a year. it is a giant leap to a big stage for a kid from volberg, montana. population, 17. >> was there much to do besides, for instance, ride animals? >> no, heck grow up riding horses to gather the cows. yeah, just riding at all times. >> reporter: lockwood's family is full of cattle ranchers and reap tired rodeo athletes. >> 13. got on my big bull. >> think about the moment for a long type. >> since i was 3, 4. >> these days he lives part of the year in bowie texas. north of dallas. lockwood trains doing chores to earn his keep at the ranch. lambert, retired bull riding champion, is now pbrs live stock director. >> how good is he? >> i would say he's got a very good chance to be as good as the
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best we have ever seen. but we are a long ways from that. >> no one is going to deny the fight that is in jess lockwood. >> nicest kid you ever meet. he's got a little mean streak through there, he doesn't accept defeat well. >> lookwood's size is ieal for bull riding. 5'5", 130 pound. wrestling in high school now helps him grapple with bulls. >> in wrestling you have to have good hips to win matches. in bull riding, good hips to ride bulls. >> and discipline. daily workouts. hot yoga. all to maximize balance, flexibility, and build a strong core. >> you are going to want to, just, just slide up there. on your rope. as far as you can. >> for a bull session that is dangerous business. >> the bull's job is to knock you off. >> yeah, yeah. he has got a job. you have got a job.
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you have got to be better than him. >> every time. >> every single time. >> it's scary, exciting but scary every time he rides. >> ed lockwood, jess' father, knows sitting on the back of ate one-ton beast carries the risk of serious injury. even death. >> i just get nervous. probably get more nervous than he does. >> do you have any fear out there? >> oh, no. there is -- hell of a lot easier jobs you could be doing that aren't as dangerous as this. if you have the slightest thinking you can get hurt, might as well pack up and go home. you know it is a dangerous sport. and the consequences of it. >> wow.
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>> earlier this year, longjohn, a 1900 pound bull, bucked off lockwood and landed directly on his thigh. >> the moments like that can derail a season. >> later, leading to a double groin tear. >> you are going to get hurt. after you get hurt you are going to know how bad you want to ride. because, you are going to see firsthand what, what can happen every single time. >> after six weeks of rehab and recovery, he is back. >> jess lockwood. >> is never going to back down from a challenge. >> this kid is so tough. that he just gives it everything he's got. >> and pbr is hap to have him back and positioned him as the the young heart thereby to atrack new fans. >> jess is the kind of kid you dream about to come along to take your sport even further than -- than where it has been. >> the number one bull rider in the world. jess lockwood. >> reporter: are you surprised by how well you have done? >> no, you, expect yourself to, to show up and win every weekend. there is no point in showing up if you are not planning on winning. >> winning. >> lack at that million dollar style. >> riding into rodeo stardom. one eight second pro ride at a time. i'm mark strassmann, bowie, texas. >> the cbs "overnight news" will be right back.
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we end with the last chapter in a very long love story. here is lee cowen. >> we're going. >> on our way. >> reporter: we met dale and alice rocky in their skilled care facility in kansas city in 2015. just after each had celebrated their 99th birthday. >> you have got to hang on. >> reporter: that was a remarkable milestone. the reason we visited wasn't because of how long they had been on the planet. >> better get it. >> reporter: but because of how long they have been on this planet as a couple. >> do you remember what your
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first date was, what you guys did? >> went out on the hill and parked and looked at the town. >> reporter: went and parked on your first date? >> oh, yes. >> ha-ha. >> amen. >> alice was a good catholic girl, no kissing and telling here. they met as kids in a small town of hemmingford, nebraska. by the time they were in high school, they had already had eyes for each other for years. and so finally, at age 18, dale popped the question. how did you propose? >> i asked her if she had any money? >> his long time sweetheart accepted his proposal. that was back in 1933. >> pretty good looking couple. >> we make a peach of a pair. >> reporter: they were married 81 years. 81. longer than any couple they knew. >> reporter: is there a secret to how you guys have stayed together for so long? >> uh-huh? >> what's that? >> i always let him have my way. >> you always let him have your way.
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very good. >> reporter: just over two months after our visit, alice passed away. leaving the love of her life behind. dale carried on without her for a while, but it never felt entirely right. and almost two years to the day of alice's passing, dale went to join her. he was 101. >> what a wonderful life we have had. >> reporter: they leave behind no formula, no easy path for getting marriage right. what they do leave behind is a reminder that even after # 1 years together. life can still seem far too short. >> it does sound look a long time, doesn't it? >> well it has been. a good long time.
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-- captions by vitac -- captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, july 5th, 2017. this is the "morning news." more promises of nuclear and missile tests for the u.s. ♪ and the celebration of america's independence ends with spectacular fireworks from coast to coast. ♪ good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'


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